The Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) will be represented at the Annual General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) in Grenada by Vice President, Peter Richards and General Secretary, Wesley Gibbings.
The Assembly, which runs from August 17-20, will celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the CBU. Richards and Gibbings will make presentations on Digital Journalism and Media Freedom in the Caribbean the State of Press Freedom in the Caribbean respectively.
The theme of the conference is: Communication Rights and Freedoms – 21st Century Media in the Caribbean.
A senior representative of the government of Grenada will make a presentation on Constitutional Reform and Communication Rights in Grenada and international Freedom of Information consultant, Aylair Livingstone will speak on Information Progress, Reversals and Inaction.
United Nations National Human Rights Advisor for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Michelle Braithwaite will address The Impact of Communication Rights on the Enjoyment of all Human Rights.
Isabel Viera, Communication Advisor to UNESCO, Caribbean is due to speak on International Trends & Advocacy while Craig Hammer, Senior Operations Officer of the Open Data Programme of the World Bank will address the Effect on Governance – Anti-corruption, Human Rights, Environmental Protection, Education and Health.
During the programme, the UNICEF-sponsored CBU-ACM project on Responsible Coverage of Children’s Issues will be launched by KhinSandi Lwin, UNICEF Representative for the Eastern Caribbean Area.